Found in 109 Collections and/or Records:
Music manuscripts of Adolf Weidig, German-American composer, conductor, violinist and educator. Weidig was born in Hamburg, Germany, and emigrated to Chicago, where he taught at and then directed the American Conservatory. He composed in a variety of forms, including orchestral works and string quartets. Some music not apparently composed by Weidig is also present in the collection.
Formed in 1921 by Chicago social leader Edith Rockefeller McCormick and composer Elinor Everest Freer to promote music, the American Opera Society of Chicago commissioned the translation of 23 operas in English. In its later incarnation it became a support group providing scholarships to rising opera stars. The collection includes several boxes and six albums of clippings, performance announcements, photos, member lists, meeting minutes and programs.
Original musical scores and parts by, and photocopies of clippings of, Arthur Dunham, Chicago-based conductor and composer.
Corporate records of the Arts Club of Chicago, an institution incorporated in 1916 and devoted to exhibiting and showcasing innovative artists and performers. Records include extensive exhibition files, files on the Club's music, lecture, film, and drama series, and administrative and financial files.
A USO scrapbook, with narrative and photographs, by entertainer and orchestra leader Benny Meroff, detailing his travels with the USO to Italy, Morocco, India, and elsewhere. Also includes some loose snapshots and photographs, copyright and royalty information about Meroff's songs, and a promotional flyer for an act performed by Meroff and his wife Kathleen (Kitty) McLaughlin.
Business papers of Chicago concert manager Bertha Ott, including box office statements, photographs, correspondence, and programs. Ott was secretary to the impresario F. Wight Neumann for 20 years. After his death in 1924, she continued his work by forming her own company and managing concerts at the Auditorium Theatre, Studebaker Theatre, Civic Opera House, and a variety of other venues.
Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.
Organist, composer, and teacher of composition at the Cincinnati Conservatory. Grimm wrote symphonies, songs, organ pieces, and many other works. The collection consists mainly of typewritten and manuscript treatises on topics in musical composition.
Articles, programs, and miscellaneous material, including two photographic portraits, of musical composer and conductor Carmen Nappo. A student of the Chicago Conservatory, he completed his career in Miami, conducting the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Greater Miami, among other orchestras.
A few pieces of manuscript music by Caroline Bulkley of Shreveport, La., plus a miscellaneous collection of poems presumed to be used as lyrics for future compositions.
Music teacher, choral director and composer. Scrapbook containing correspondence, programs, clippings, advertisements relating to Trimmer's education at the Northwestern Normal Academy of Music in Bloomington, Illinois, 1865-1868, his posts as a principal at the Musical Institute at Normal, Illinois, and at various teaching and principal positions, institutes, and concerts in Illinois (including Chicago). Trimmer apparently lived many years in Chicago.
Records kept by Thomas Hart Fisher, secretary for the Chicago Allied Arts, Inc., a short-lived organization which produced a series of programs of new music and dance in Chicago from 1924-1927. Includes business correspondence and financial information, with some program planning information.
Correspondence, clippings and programs of this orchestra, established in 1921, which was composed of men working in Chicago business firms. Later renamed the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.
Records of the Chicago Children’s Choir, now known as Uniting Voices Chicago, documenting the Choir’s history, programs, operations, and growth since its founding by Christopher Moore in 1956 at the First Unitarian Church of Chicago. Includes administrative files, publicity materials, performance and tour records, information about staff and singers, photographs, and audiovisual recordings.
Chicago Choral Artists (CCA) began in 1975 as the James Chorale before changing their name in 1997 following the death of their founder, James Rogner, in 1995. They continue to perform in the Chicago area, focusing on creating "a vibrant thread of music which connects the director, the singers and the audience" (quoted from their website, 2021).
Records of the Chicago Dance Coalition, the Chicago Music Alliance, and the merged Chicago Dance and Music Alliance. Includes administrative, financial, and photographic materials as well as audiovisual and digital data items.
Scrapbooks containing incorporation documents, programs, photographs, correspondence, by-laws, and other materials of the Chicago Musical Arts Club, founded in 1936 by Mrs. H. S. Bottomleaf and Lola Robuck, who served as the club's first president. Also earlier clippings, programs, and photographs relating to Chicago music and Belle Forbes Cutter.
Correspondence and contracts mostly relating to singer Amerlita Galli-Curci and Cleofonte Campanini, General Director of the Chicago Opera Association. Also two leases between the Chicago Civic Opera Co. and the Auditorium Theatre.
Founded in 1974 as the Chicago Opera Studio, the organization's goal was to provide high quality opera productions in English and designed for contemporary tastes using younger Chicago singers and musicians. Records include budgets, proposals, notes, invitations, brochures, programs, and window posters.
Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism for WFMT, helping to shape the course of music, theater, and dance in Chicago.